I have caught some really good waves with my 5'2" but all in all, its very iffy for me.
I catch waves and my paddling is good. Its just that I'm 6'1" and leggy (long legs). The board just feels short for me.
I would like to trade her for a 5'6" even though I'm 150lbs.
She is an FST, bought earlier this year in awesome shape.